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Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray #3898
20/01/11 10:38 PM
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Not sure if anyone has seen this?? Saw it today on dvdactive.com and now Amazon. Sorry folks, but thats a poor cover in my book. Also only extras on this apparently is a gallery

Heres the link............

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Airwolf-Mo...2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295566627&sr=8-12

Re: Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray [Re: wayne1138] #3899
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It'll be released as a DVD as well on the same day. Play.com is a little cheaper on the DVD, but Amazon will probably ship it a day early as always.

The two typos on the front aside, it's the print that we'll all be interested in seeing. I'm sure the DVD will be a stonker, but we're all really hoping that Fabulous Films' inaugural Blu-Ray release ever, will actually be "remastered" in the proper sense of the word instead of just an upscale.

Time will tell... we'll see.



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Just found this on amazon,
Praying it's been done properly


Kindest regards
Tys

Re: Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray [Re: TYS] #3908
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Yep there's quite abit of fan interest on this Airwolf Blu-ray.

Think we are all hoping that it's something special.

Fingers crossed!

Re: Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray [Re: TYS] #3911
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Originally Posted by TYS
Just found this on amazon,
Praying it's been done properly


Kindest regards
Tys


Yeah, aren't we all. The latest buzz last week is that the Blu-ray will be put out a true 1080p. I'm sincerely hoping it's not just up-scaled and bloody letterboxed for 16:9.

It's Fabulous' first BD release, so I'm sure there are lots of eyes watching them to see if they're a player or not.


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Re: Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray [Re: wayne1138] #3925
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Received my copy today and thought i'd give it a mini review.

First the bad news. The picture is no better than the VHS im afraid. To make matters worse you have to set your TV's to wide as there are the biggest black bars down the left and right hand side of the screen!!! Thats right, the black bars are NOT even at the top or bottom of the screen!!?? The sound is bog standard as well with NO surround or 5.1. Very dissapointing.

The only decent thing on this blu-ray is the stills gallery which doesnt just include stills from the pilot, but the whole series. Most of them we've seen before but they are PROPER stills and not just screen captures. Some include actual B&W stills from Universal and the best picture (which i cant remember seeing before) is a still of David Hemmings in the cockpit of Airwolf in his uniform (minus the helmet) looking at the camera.

So all in all its probably worth having because its the only way to get the movie on DVD/Blu-Ray. If you were looking for something special though done with the quality, you will be very very dissapointed. A real shame

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Re: Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray [Re: wayne1138] #3926
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Yep very dissapointing indeed.

We are also discussing it in length over at airwolf.tv.

Shame as this really could have been something special.

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Re: Airwolf: The Movie Blu-Ray [Re: wayne1138] #3929
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Originally Posted by wayne1138
Received my copy today and thought i'd give it a mini review.

First the bad news. The picture is no better than the VHS im afraid. To make matters worse you have to set your TV's to wide as there are the biggest black bars down the left and right hand side of the screen!!! Thats right, the black bars are NOT even at the top or bottom of the screen!!?? The sound is bog standard as well with NO surround or 5.1. Very dissapointing.

The only decent thing on this blu-ray is the stills gallery which doesnt just include stills from the pilot, but the whole series. Most of them we've seen before but they are PROPER stills and not just screen captures. Some include actual B&W stills from Universal and the best picture (which i cant remember seeing before) is a still of David Hemmings in the cockpit of Airwolf in his uniform (minus the helmet) looking at the camera.

So all in all its probably worth having because its the only way to get the movie on DVD/Blu-Ray. If you were looking for something special though done with the quality, you will be very very dissapointed. A real shame


The reason the black bars are left and right is because Fabulous use the DigiBeta PAL off-air print (that ITV used and subsequently Universal-Playback for the 2002 VHS release). They left it with the original 4:3 aspect ratio that the show was filmed in. You're obviously viewing it on a big 16:9 widescreen telly now.

There's a huge scathing topic about the whole thing over at airwolf.tv. http://forum.airwolf.tv/YaBB.pl?num=1295102386 There isn't one positive review for the Blu-ray on the web that I could find.

That and the typos on the front cover --the late Chuck Davis' name is spelt incorrectly with an 'e' and his title (Production!) has a typo. Sloppy sloppy sloppy. Plus they used a press still from 2nd Season 'FIRESTORM' for Hawke and airbrushed some fictional laser cannon (or some other fiery weapon) onto the nose of The Lady.

I can only recommend the DVD which is, of course the first ever digital version of the feature to market. However the Blu-ray is a waste of money and is only an upscaled version of the same print (with same Digital Noise Reduction that the DVD got). Can only suggest that everyone else opts for the cheaper DVD and let your Blu-ray player do the upscaling.


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Airwolf BLU-RAY binned [Re: Mark J.Cairns] #3931
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And the breaking news tonight is that Fabulous are TAKING THE BLU-RAY OFF THE SHELVES...


After massive negative publicity and feedback -- as predicted -- I feel it is a wise, strategic decision of damage limitation and nipping it all in the bud early. There will be respect gained and earned all round from that decision.

Again, the positive energy should be focused on the DVD version and it's now obvious to all that it is this that the fans will be buying for their collections in the end.



FROM AMAZON UK:
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2011 20:48 GMT
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Fabulous Films says:


Hi Shariq. Yes we did, i spent several months speaking to Ernest Borgnines and Alex Cords agent whilst I was trying to track down Jan-Michael. I finally located him in January and had discussions with wife. I was due to travel in January to Mississippi, Dallas and Los Angeles to meet all 3 but then there was some bad miscommunication between so called 'agents' and we aborted the plan. There were no deleted scenes. Universal had nothing. Regarding the colour correction, it would have been best to regrade from 35mm but as this didn't exist it was limited . You can do a tape grade but it is very expensive and I am sure the fans would have slated us for changing it or over-doing it. This is such a subjective process that it was bound to upset a proportion of fans.We did what we could and we thought the fans would have appreciated that we made the effort to bring this classic back...but obviously not. It is a shame but we are going to delete this now. We try to produce things that the fans love and Fabulous doesn't want bad reviews like this so we will just bin it. We won't be releasing this in the USA.


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